The Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage is an important decision made by the Provincial Government, one that impacts tens of thousands of employees, employers, and the overall economy in the province. Every two years, the Provincial Government is legislated to conduct a review of the current minimum wage rate, as well as the adjustment process.
As part of the review process, in winter 2022, the independent Minimum Wage Review Committee invited stakeholders and members of the public to provide input into the review and inform the recommendations made to the Provincial Government about the minimum wage rate and adjustment process going forward.
The Committee wishes to thank those who participated in this consultation process.
On January 24, 2022, the Minister Responsible for Labour announced the appointment of a five-member, independent Minimum Wage Review Committee to gather stakeholder input and report to the Minister with observations, findings and recommendations on the minimum wage rate and the current adjustment process for setting the minimum wage. Click here to read more.
The minimum wage rate is a basic labour standard that establishes the lowest hourly wage that an employer can pay an employee. This requirement is mandated by law in the Labour Standards Act.
Currently, the minimum wage rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is $13.20 per hour, and the minimum overtime wage rate, which is established at 1.5 times the minimum wage, is $19.80 per hour. For historical information regarding the provincial minimum wage, please click here.
The collection of information was done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Minimum Wage Review.
Any personal information that may have been received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public consultation results.
If you have any questions about how this information was collected, used, and disclosed, please contact Amanda Clarke at AmandaClarke@gov.nl.ca.
If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Minimum Wage Review, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org